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> Academics > Under Graduate Courses > BSc Biotechnology (Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology)  

(Affiliated to Gauhati University and Approved by Department of Higher Education, Goverment of Assam)

Duration - Three years

About the course:

IIf you are interested in establishing a career in the field of biotechnology, be it in research or product new technology development, for large global companies or smaller biotech start-up companies, this can be the course for you

In addition to the development of specialist research skills and technical expertise, you will develop broader transferable scientific skills. You will develop a critical understanding of key concepts in biotechnology including technologies driving discovery, new product innovation and development as well as the business principles underlying commercialization. 

The programme comprises core modules which draw examples from biotechnology related to environment, food and health, and focuses on development of key skills critical to these sectors.

Some of the topics taught in Biotechnology

§  Biochemistry     §  Cell Biology   §  Genetics   §  Biophysical technique     §  Molecular biology  §  Plant Biotechnology   §  Animal Biotechnology     §  Bio-statistic    §  Bio-informatic §  Instrumentation

Teaching and Assessment:

This course uses a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, staffed laboratory sessions, supervised project work and self-directed study. Assessment is also varied, depending on the subject, but is typically by examination, and individual and group course work.

Career Progression:

Within the life sciences, biotechnology is the most rapidly growing sector and it is predicted that the global expansion in biotechnology will be a key driver in the world economy. This programme is designed to provide the training and development necessary to meet the needs of the growing number of employers within the biotechnology sector.

This programme provides opportunities for laboratory-based careers, such as in research or product development, and careers based in R&D support management, in areas such as:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Agrochemical
  • Environmental
  • Food & beverage

 Opportunities may exist in industries ranging from the big global giants to smaller biotech companies, contract research companies and service providers to the biotechnology sector, in addition to hospitals, research institutes and local government. This qualification also provides a sound platform for masters and a further academic career.

Career Prospects of Biotechnology

The field of biotechnology is one of the fastest growing fields given its involvement in most of the other fields; professionals in biotechnology are quite in demand

 Apart from biotechnology industry, a bio-technologist finds his or her place in fields like horticulture, agriculture, food, dairy farming and pharmaceutical industry. As the nature of work of biotechnologists is interdisciplinary, they have to work closely with other sciences, engineering and related fields. Bio-technologists are involved in production as well as marketing and research. Research oriented aspirants have a good scope in research laboratories and as professors and research assistants. There are pportunities with government and corporate run research and development organisations. One could hold designations like lecturer, marketing manager, quality control officer or manager, bio-informatics, environmental specialist, etc. 

  

Future Prospects

The future of biotechnology looks very strong and bright. Scientists believe that biotechnology is a boon for human society and it has the great potential to solve many of the issues. Scientists now believe that biotechnology will provide a wonderful tool to solve many problems and that in future, we are going to enjoy many products from biotechnology

 India has a large network of institutes and laboratories, backed by reputed universities and a vast pool of scientists working in small group on various biotechnology projects. As a result, we are deriving a lot of benefits from GMO crops such as Golden Rice, Bt cotton, Hormones, Enzymes, Vaccines and Antibiotics, etc. In spite of the great advancement in science and technology, mankind is still suffering from serious diseases, pollution, ill-health, poverty, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

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